Master of Engineering Civil Engineering Top Colleges, Syllabus, Scope and Salary

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Master of Engineering (ME) in Civil Engineering is a Post Graduate (PG) course in the domain of engineering with a specialization in the field of Civil engineering. The course is of 2 year duration divided into four semesters

Some of the popular colleges offering the course are:

The fee for the course varies between INR 50,000 to INR 2, 50,000 in India. The variation in fee is based on the location and nature of university (that is government, state/private/deemed etc.).

Admissions to the course involve both Common Entrance Test (CET) based selection method as well as merit-based selection criteria that is the percentage of marks obtained at Under Graduate (UG) level. Most of the colleges who provide admissions through CET mechanism rely on the score of All India level common entrance exams like GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test for Engineering) while a select few opt for a separate entrance exam of their own.

A minimum of 50% (relaxable for reserved category candidates) marks at UG level is the least which almost all the institutes desire from applying candidates (in the form of eligibility criterion).

The course is aimed at providing domain-specific skills and knowledge to the master’s level students so as to equip them with a holistic knowledge of the subject that will enable them to persecute the learning in the practical sense.

Post Graduates in Civil Engineering have a wide range of job opportunities like Construction engineer, water resource manager, structural engineer, quantity surveyor etc. Once completed, post-graduation one may pursue further studies like M.Phil and Ph.D. in the said subject or may take up job opportunities associated. The average salary ranges between Rs.15000 and 20000 a month.

M.E. in Civil Engineering: Course Highlights Table

Course Level Post Graduate
Duration of the Course 2 years
Examination Type Semester
Eligibility Minimum score of 50% (Relaxable for reserved category students) marks at UG level in any stream.
Admission Process Entrance exam based/Merit-based
Course Fee Between INR 50,000 to 2.5 Lacs
Average Starting Salary INR 15000 to 20000
Top Recruiting Companies Building and Construction, Public infrastructure development, water resource management, material strength analysis, surveying
Job Positions Construction engineer, Structural engineer, Water resource manager, quantity surveyor.

M.E. in Civil Engineering: What is it about?

M.E. in Civil Engineering course in the subject is designed to provide a professional outlook to the students in regards to this oldest domain of engineering. Through practical and analytical approach students are taught about each and every aspect of the respective domain such as design, construction, and maintenance. The knowledge and skill base is tuned in such a manner that the students are able to cope up with any challenge that may come during execution of their skills in practicality.

Civil engineering postgraduates would be involved in the construction of critical infrastructures like roads, bridges, flyovers, residential buildings etc. hence it is necessary that they are trained to be sound both academically and practically. The course aims at building that caliber among students that they would require in the real-life practical environment.

M.E. in Civil Engineering: Top Institutes

A significant number of colleges across the country offer the M.E. in Civil Engineering course to candidates who have passed their UG or equivalent examination from a recognized state or central University. For your reference, we have tabled down a list of various colleges/universities that are offering this course in India.

Institute City Average Fee
IIT Delhi INR 81,000
Coimbatore Institute of Technology Coimbatore INR 127,575
Birla Institute of Technology Ranchi INR 1,87,000
Deccan College of Engineering and Technology Hyderabad INR 48,500
Delhi Technological University Delhi INR 1,44,000
Dr. DY Patil Institute of Engineering and Technology Pune INR 85,000
Flora Institute of Technology Pune INR 78,000
Government Engineering College Aurangabad INR 64,171
Gujarat Technological University Ahmadabad INR 90, 000
Himalayan University Itanagar INR 42,000

M.E. in Civil Engineering: Eligibility

Candidate must have passed the B.E/B.Tech or equivalent examination in the respective stream from a recognized state/private/deemed or central University with at least 50% (40% to 45% for reserved category candidates) marks.

  • He/She shall not be having any backlog or compartment in any of the subject/Subjects at UG level that is yet to be cleared at the time of taking admissions.
  • Apart from the above-mentioned eligibility criteria’s various colleges and institutes have their own additional criteria’s which the students would have to satisfy in order to take admission.
  • In case of reserved category students, they would have to present their reservation certificates issued by the competent authorities in order to avail the benefits applicable to them.

The eligibility criteria’s mentioned above are common to most of the universities and colleges across the country that are offering this course to the students.

M.E. in Civil Engineering: Admission Process

Most of the Universities/Colleges conduct a common entrance test for admission into M.E. courses (like LUPNEST) or take admissions through commonly held entrance exam like GATE.

Students have to qualify these exams (for which they should be eligible to appear) in order to get admission in the course.

  • After the conduct of the test, a merit list of finally qualified candidates is prepared and candidates are invited for admission process by the respective university or college.
  • After admission process final allotment of seats to the candidate takes place and the candidate is asked to deposit the fee for the course and register for the respective academic year.

Admission process would more or less be same across all the colleges and universities that are offering this course.

M.E. in Civil Engineering: Syllabus and Course description

The syllabus of the course is divided into 4 semesters spread over a span of two years with each year comprising of two semesters. The syllabus of the course is divided into various parts and modules that students are taught during the course of their post-graduation. The syllabus covers all the aspects related to civil engineering so as to provide a holistic understanding of the subject to the master’s students.

The details regarding the syllabus of the course are mentioned below for the reference to the candidates.

Semester I Semester II
Building Environment and Services Construction Technique and Equipment
Construction and project management Earthquake resistant design of building
Advance design of concrete structures Low-cost housing
Contracts and Valuation Construction cost Dynamics
Elective subject-I Elective subject-II
Practical Practical
Semester III Semester IV
Seminar 1 Project Stage 1
Seminar 2 Final Project
Project stage I Viva-Voce
Viva-voce -

M.E. in Civil Engineering: Who Should Opt for?

  • Students who have an analytical mindset and like to indulge in problem-solving.
  • Those who have a career in Construction and Maintenance engineering in mind.
  • Those who are looking for a career in Indian Engineering Services in mind.
  • Those aiming at higher studies in the domain can opt for the course.

M.E. in Civil Engineering: Career Prospects

Master of Engineering (ME) in Civil Engineering Postgraduates have plenty of options to choose from in terms of their career. One can choose to work with companies indulged in activities such as building and construction, public infrastructure development, water resource management, material strength analysis, surveying etc.

To provide you a holistic view of the career prospects of the course we have tabled certain areas and the respective roles attached to the same where civil engineering postgraduates can look for in terms of their career.

Master of Engineering [ME] (Civil Engineering) annual salary

Job Profile Job Description Average Salary for Fresher’s
Construction Engineer Work of construction engineer involves responsibilities like the design, management, and supervision related to the construction project. INR 2.8-3 Lacs
Structural Engineer The job involves designing of structures for bridges, buildings, roads, tunnels etc. whereby an engineer is seen in a role of consultants to architects/contractors. INR 2.6-2.8 Lacs
Building Control Surveyor The job involves ensuring that all the regulations and legislative requirements related to the construction projects are followed and everything is perfect in terms of the legality of construction. INR 2.6-3 Lacs
Water resource engineer The job involves taking charge of developing types of equipment and systems for water resource management facilities. INR 2.8-3 lacs
Building Service Engineer This job involves one to deal with the design, installation, and maintenance of all the services that are needed to allow the building to function according to the purpose. INR 3-3.2 lacs

Master of Engineering [ME] (Civil Engineering) : 32 answered questions


Ques. Which is better after graduate in civil: an M.Tech in transportation engineering from an IIT, or construction management from an IIT or NICMAR?

● Top Answer By Debdeep Majumder on 23 Sept 21

Ans. IIT Delhi and IIT Madras offer a Post-Graduation in Construction Technology and Management. To secure a seat at either of the institutes, you must obtain a good rank in the GATE examination. IIT Delhi gives more weightage to the technical aspects of the course, while NICMAR focuses more on the managerial aspects of Construction. The curriculum of the course is unmatched, yet the placements, at times, can be quite unanticipated.  Both the courses are quite equivalent to each other on various stages whatsoever. But, when the decision boils down to which among the both is better, then IIT Delhi might win the race. Now, the Transportation Engineering department from IITs is indeed a great course. The average package some of my seniors from this course secured was about INR 5 LPA. However, by all means, your placement partially also depends upon whether or not you are typically prepared for it. Read more
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Ques. How is the M.Tech structural engineering placement at NIT Trichy?

● Top Answer By Aaditya Hari Nair on 03 Sept 21

Ans. One of my friends graduated from NIT Trichy. According to him, the placements for the M.Tech in structural engineering is pretty good in NIT Trichy. There is a separate Training and Placement department to look after the placement activities. Generally, training starts in the second semester. Every year, approximately 80% of the students get job opportunities in reputed companies.  They are offered an average salary package of INR 6 lakh per annum. Categories M.Tech in Structural Engineering at NIT Trichy Course Fee 1.48 lakh Course Duration 2 years Highest CTC 12-15 LPA Average CTC 6.3 LPA Lowest CTC 2.5-3 LPA The recruiting companies that come for placements in NIT Trichy, for M.Tech in structural engineering include L&T Construction, L&T Hydrocarbon, TCE, L&W Construction, Atkins, Dow Chemicals, and Technip.Read more
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Ques. Is a M.Tech in structural engineering at the NIT Trichy worth doing?

● Top Answer By Aaditya Hari Nair on 31 Aug 21

Ans. Yes, you can definitely think of pursuing an M.Tech degree from NIT Trichy. But, always check the placement percentage if you are thinking of getting a job after your degree. The M.Tech is definitely better as compared to other branches like civil engineering at NIT Trichy. According to recent data, about 87.1% of students from M. Tech were placed in the placement drive of 2020. Categories M.Tech Structural Engineering at NIT Warangal Course Fee 1.48 lakhs Course Duration 2 years Highest CTC 12-13 LPA Average CTC 6.3 LPA Recruiting Companies Aricent, Honeywell, Ambuja Cement, Aditya Birla, etc. You can even do a project in your second year and that is completely dependent on your interests and the resources that are available. Each student is assigned a project guide who will guide you. But, it is up to you to make the best of this opportunity.Read more
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Ques. Is environmental geotechnology (civil) branch for M.Tech at NIT Calicut good enough?

● Top Answer By Aaditya Hari Nair on 20 Aug 21

Ans. The M.Tech program of Environmental Geotechnology at NIT Calicut is an interdisciplinary branch. In the first semester, you will be taught about Geotechnological Engineering and in the second semester, you will learn about subjects that are in Environmental Engineering such as Groundwater Hydrology. All in all, this course is more towards the Geotechnical side than the Environmental side. You also have to undertake projects. Usually, most people opt for Geotechnical projects. Talking about the prospects of the future, L&T has been the only recruiters for some years now they recruited very few students pursuing postgraduate.  If you want to teach this course in the future, then pursuing it will be a good idea. It is definitely a good course but not the best. Join if you are interested in the course and not for the NIT tag. Read more
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Ques. Which is better - doing M.Tech from IITs or going for NITIE Mumbai?

● Top Answer By Zakia Parween on 13 Aug 21

Ans. Having to know some people studying in both these colleges, I can say that they are equally good. You can opt for any one of them, their respective programs are also good. They are recognized as Centres of Excellence by MHRD, Govt of India. The choice mainly depends on the individual and their preferences. You should go for the one you are enthusiastic about. NITIE offers 3 courses, where the selection is through GATE scores. These include Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Engineering, Project Management, and Manufacturing Management. These courses are a mixture of technical and business management. IITs offer M.Tech through GATE exam scores.  It involves core specialization and nothing about industrial management. So, the selection of the college and the course entirely depends on you. Go through them and then decide which will be a better option for your career.Read more
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Master of Engineering [ME] (Civil Engineering) Fee Structure in India

5.40 K (Minimum Fee)PUBLIC COLLEGES2.63 L  (Maximum Fee)
1.01 L (Average Fee)
60 K (Minimum Fee)Private COLLEGES2.35 L (Maximum Fee)
1.53 L (Average Fee)

Master of Engineering [ME] (Civil Engineering) Fee Structure By state


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81.40 KPrivate COLLEGES2.35 L
1.68 L


6.90 K
1.27 LPrivate COLLEGES1.90 L
1.67 L


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Admission :

UVCE is one of the oldest engineering college of India. It's reputation made be choose this institution. One can get admitted based on PGCET score and Merit. Based on the ranks, one can choose the course available. We had online counseling. once we are selected for course, we need to go through documents verification at CET cell, Malleswaram, Bangalore. We need to submit, verification acknowledgement, DD of Govt Fee + DD of College fee during addmission.

Campus Life :

Campus Life is very calm and cool. In two years of course I never came accross any sorts of politics or raging. Labs are good. Student can play cricket, volleyball. Debates, brain storming sessions will be conducted too. No gender inequality, no discrimination based on religion or race.

Fee Structure And Facilities :

Feasible. Since it's government college selection is based on merit. Along with govt fee, college fee must be paid too. It's not too high for Master of engineering compared to other engineering colleges. I paid 50-60k annually, Which includes Exam fee + college fee.

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Course Curriculum Overview :

The course structure is ruined..the teachers themselves dont know what they are teaching..there are more Than 6 engineer graphics teachers but none of them really know to draw a graph..they always run for help about subjects during class hours..also the physics teacher dunno what she is teaching or the name of lab equipments

College Events :

No events are celebrated except college cultural sports day..and college day is just like a school day..few speech and done..and we gotta pay 6000 for college day..dunno for what..and yea they celebrated onam for must be for attracting more students from our nearby state kerala..

Faculty :

None shows a interest the teaching standard is fucked up..i tried to get my tc and mark sheet back so i can join a different college but they are asking me to pay 70k for it...iam helpless now save yourself guys.. Never ever think about studying here.. also they always pull your family for everything

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Master of Engineering [ME] (Civil Engineering) Colleges IN INDIA

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Mumbai University - [MU]
Mumbai, Maharashtra
30 K first year fees
Jadavpur University - [JU]
Kolkata, West Bengal
24 K first year fees
40.7 K first year fees
Chandigarh University - [CU]
Chandigarh, Chandigarh
80 K first year fees
1.33 L first year fees
Osmania University - [OU]
Hyderabad, Telangana
37.7 K first year fees